Aviation Photo #1297273 Dassault (GAF) Mirage IIIO(F/A) - Australia - Air Force

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The Deltas Mirage Aerobatic Team trails white smoke in 'Delta' Formation, under a dark cloud at Williamtown in 1971. The Team, led by CO 77Squadron (Wg Cdr Bill Simmonds) in CO's ship A3-19, was practising for the imminent RAAF 50th Anniversary Air Displays. The Team had a Naming competition. I offered 'MATRAs' (Mirage Aerobatic Team RAAF Anniversary), which was too similar to a French missile makers name. The 'Deltas' won. (Mirage IIIs are flying deltas).
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    Wolodymir Nelowkin
    Australia - Air Force
    Dassault (GAF) Mirage IIIO(F/A)
    Dassault Mirage I/III
    Dassault Mirage I/III
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    A3-19
    Newcastle - Williamtown
    New South Wales
    Australia
    February 1971
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Must have been an awesome sound!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It must have been quite a loud display. Would have loved to see and hear them.

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